Non-Rapture Claims Another Victim

Victor Frasno, 25, died trying to swim to God
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2011 9:20 AM CDT
A reservoir in California, but not the one Victor Frasno drowned in.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Some 20 minutes after Harold Camping said the first world-ending earthquake was to shake the planet, authorities pulled Victor Frasno's body from a lake in Antioch, Calif. The Florida man spent Friday evening talking to his brother and sister-in-law about God and quoting passages from the book of Ezekiel at the Contra Loma Regional Park before slipping into the 80-acre reservoir, telling them that God, who was on the other side of the water, would help him cross it. Except the 25-year-old could not swim.

"I believe it probably had something to do with the rapture because this wasn't his normal behavior," said the investigating detective. "He told his family that he now understood the Bible and that God was going to come to see him," she said. As his brother, who also could not swim, struggled to save him, Frasno reportedly yelled, "Climb on my back, God has given me the strength to go across." Frasno, who had no history of mental illness, was last seen quoting the Bible and flailing 45 feet off shore, reports the San Jose Mercury News. (Tragically, a teen also drowned while celebrating the non-rapture.)

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